Wednesday, April 18, 2012

My Sweet Mother and My Sweet Children

In the last few days we have received some disconcerting news about my 84-year-old mother, always the picture of health (except for nagging arthritis pain and some vision problems). We will get the official diagnosis tomorrow, but we already know the worst: she has a dangerous form of cancer. Mother is hanging in there, leaning on God for strength, and reminding all of us that God has a plan.

On the evening of her hospital stay following the diagnostic procedure, my son visited her. This morning, he wrote a short blog piece (click here to read) about her that is a source of inspiration. My daughter has also been a constant source of strength to me during this time. She always knows just what to say to reassure me! What a blessing to me are my children. 

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